Your Stirling: You Decide is Stirling’s version of participatory budgeting, an initiative that gives local people a direct say in how a portion of our budget is spent.
Your Stirling: You Decide will be the Council’s first cycle of this new form of democracy, and it will give our citizens an opportunity to say what is important to them and decide on how a set amount of our budget is spent.
Between March 2019 and June 2019, citizens across Stirling’s seven electoral wards will have the chance to influence how to spend £700,000 of public money (£100,000 in each of the seven ward areas). This year the money can be used for infrastructure and the environment. This could include for example - roads, pavements, parks playgrounds or public spaces. For more details see our Idea criteria.
How it works
There are three simple stages-
Stage 1: Your ideas
Anyone who lives or works in the area, including community organisations, can give us ideas:
- online - using our electronic Idea Form;
- in person - at a community event - see your Ward page for more details;
- using a paper Idea Form - also available in public buildings and Council offices.
All ideas need to reach us by 14th April 2019.
Ideas will be turning into a proposal by a Project Team which will include Budget Delegates. Budget Delegates are members of the public, of high school age and above, who live in the area and would like to represent the public on the Project Team. To apply fill in our Expression of Interest form in our Budget Delegate Booklet.
Stage 2: Vote on the proposals
Proposals will be voted on. Anyone of high school age and above who live in the area can vote - the voting methods and tools are being developed. Information will be made available to everyone ahead of the Voting Stage.
Stage 3: Proposals with the most votes will be taken forward
Council services will take forward the proposals with the most votes and turn them into reality.
- Your Stirling: You Decide Process
- Your Stirling: You Decide Guidance Booklet
- Budget Delegate Booklet
If you need more information or any information in another format, please call 0845 404040 or email.